Having IPL Treatments While on Bactrim DS and Retin-A?
- Asked by sarahjeandesign in michigan
- 4 years ago
Wait a few more Days
Bacrim, on the other hand could possibly be a problem. The odds are slim, but I am assuming you are on Bactrim DS for a ten day course. If so, I can not see the harm in postponing the IPL treatment for 3-4 more days.
Bactrim has the potential for photoallergy. What this means, like drug allergies in general, only a few people will have a problem with it. This is unlike a phototoxic drug such as Doxycycline, in which everybody will develop a reaction to it if the dosage is high enough. Although you probably do not have an allegy and the exposure time would be limited, I would eliminate any chance of a problem by waiting a few days. However, I am very conservative in these things, and realize that most sources will tell you that it is OK.